It’s a bull market for finance
The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects most finance-related career opportunities to grow at a rate of at least 12–14 percent through 2024, almost double the rate for the job market as a whole. Enter a job market like that with a top-ranked finance MBA, and you’ve got some serious career power.
Recent Iowa MBA finance grads are doing:
- Consulting at McKinsey & Company
- Consumer banking at Citibank
- Fixed income investing at Aflac in NY
- Portfolio analysis at Aegon Transamerica
- Strategic planning at Fisher Scientific
- Pricing at Delta Airlines
The flexibility of finance
Even the vocabulary is flexible: You say “fi-NANCE.” I say “FI-nance,” right?
Pronunciation aside, finance applies to raising capital, deciding if an investment is a good idea, controlling risk, and forecasting revenue. Nearly every business in every industry has to deal with these challenges. A finance MBA preps you for a long list of roles, including:
- Portfolio manager
- Research analyst
- Investment banker
- Private wealth managers
- Cash management
- Internal financial analyst
- Pension manager
- Real estate investor
Pivot from business manager to investment banker
BMO Capital Markets, a leading financial services provider, was only targeting a closed pool of B-schools for its associate-level candidates—before Wes came along.
“Tippie gave me skills that are helping me especially as I move up and take on more staffing responsibilities."
After running the gauntlet of interviews on superday, Wes beat out 19 other candidates for a full-time associate role. And a year ago, he was promoted to vice president.Read Story